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Action without Borders (a.k.a. Idealist.org)
Jobs, consulting and internships for nonprofits.

Alliance for Justice.org
National association of over 100 orgs committed to progressive values and creation of an equitable, just, and free society. Works to ensure that federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves human rights...
Jobs include internships and permanent positions.
Offices in Washington, DC, and Oakland, CA.

American Psychological Association
About APA for students
Reputable source for information, recommended by the Psychology Department at Virginia Tech. Includes career information.
On the APA website, specific recommended resources:
> Psychology Careers for the 21st Century (40-page PDF)
> APA convention report: Debt, Salaries and Careers in Psychology: What you need to know about the employment landscape (51-page PDF)

American Society on Aging
Career job listings

AmeriCorps VISTA (.gov)
AmeriCorps administers VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America); part of the Corporation for National Service.

Ashoka.org
International development, human rights, environment, health, economic development.
Get involved > Join our team. Learn about career, internship and volunteer opportunities.

Be a Social Worker.org
Discover social work.
Quiz: what type of social worker will you be?

Careers.SocialWorkers.org
"The social workers career center"
National job listings, professional development, career resources.

Care.com
Find or offer services as a babysitter, nanny, pet sitter, tutor, senior care provider.

Children's Defense Fund
Jobs and internships. About 70 undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates intern in the Washington, DC, office each year. Everyone with a strong interest in child advocacy encouraged to apply.

Chronicle of Philanthropy.com
Jobs
22 fields: from advocacy to arts to environment to health to research to youth.
Position types: executive, fund raising, program, administrative.

Corporation for National and Community Service.gov
"the nation's largest grantmaker supporting service and volunteering"
Administers Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America programs.
Find a volunteer opportunity.
Employment includes current vacancies and internships.

DevEx.com
International development business, careers, news.
See JOBS for "comprehensive listing of international development, global health, and humanitarian aid jobs."

Essential.org
Home > About: "Founded in 1982 by Ralph Nader, Essential Information is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization... involved in a variety of projects to encourage citizens to become active and engaged in their communities... provide provocative information to the public on important topics neglected by the mass media and policy makers."
Links to social change organizations.

Fund For The Public Interest.org | a.k.a. Jobs For Good Causes.org
Work for equal rights, public health, a greener environment and more.
Summer jobs: earn $4,000-$6,000 for the summer (varies by location)
Jobs in over 40 cities.
Career opportunities for college graduates.

Gerontology career opportunities
Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology

Gerontology: Careers in Aging
VCU Department of Gerontology assembled these resources.

Global Service Corps.org (GSC)
Volunteer, internship, fellowship, work, teach abroad; Africa and Asia; primary project areas are environment, health, education.

Habitat for Humanity
Get involved > volunteering, locally and internationally. Jobs also include salaried (many are for develoment/fundraising officers) and hourly wage positions.

Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship
Established in 1987. Highly competitve national fellowship program for college graduates; gain Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.
Six- to nine-month fellowship with stipend; serve as full-time junior staff members at participating organizations of their choice.

Idealist.org (a.k.a. Action Without Borders)
Guide to non-profits; lists jobs and internships in the U.S. and worldwide.

InsideGood.com
Website launched Oct. 2008; open forum to rate nonprofits.
Intended to assist job-seekers, interns, volunteers and donors in making informed decisions.
No registration needed to search for nonprofits and view ratings on work environment. If you wish to submit ratings, you must register. Nonprofits in their database are from the IRS Exempt-Organization Master File, which is public information available on the IRS website.

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
Washington D.C. summer internship, while living and taking courses at Georgetown University.
Affiliated with DCinternships.org, a.k.a. Washington Semester, a.k.a. Live, Learn, Intern. (Also listed in Federal Government / State & Local Government / Policy / Law / Law Enforcement.)

Jobs For Good Causes.org | a.k.a. Fund For The Public Interest.org
Work for equal rights, public health, a greener environment and more.
Summer jobs: earn $4,000-$6,000 for the summer (varies by location)
Jobs in over 40 cities.
Career opportunities for college graduates.

Legacy International.org
Global Youth Village is one of their eight programs.
See Get Involved > Employment.
Seasonal employment, internships, volunteer opportunities; during summer; opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, and faculty.

Mountain Institute.org
Established in 1972 in West Virginia. Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Domestic and international programs.
Economic development and support for traditional cultures, conservation of natural resources in the world's longest, oldest, and highest mountain ranges.
See About > offices | staff [with bios] | employment, including internship and volunteer opportunties.

National Association of Social Workers.org
Resources > Student Center, with career information.
Practice & Professional Development > Find a social work job takes you to Careers.SocialWorkers.org, which is listed on this page.

National Service.gov
is the same as Corporation for National and Community Service listed above.

NetImpact.org
Global network of leaders changing the world through business.
Career Center has job board, career newsletter, guides, tips, networking, internships.

Oxfam America Student Leadership: the CHANGE initiative
National student leadership training program for rising sophomores and juniors. Each year 50 students are selected from the US and around the world. Year-long program requires accepted applicants to attend a week-long training [all expenses paid by Oxfam] in summer. CHANGE Leaders commit to join or form an Oxfam Club and implement an Oxfam campaign on campus during the next academic year.

Peace Corps.org
Complete information about applying and benefits of service.
Peace Corps office at Virginia Tech

Philanthropy News Network Online
Nonprofit news and information resource. Based in Richmond, VA.
Newsletters current as of May 2011.
Job listings appear not to have been updated since January 2010.

Psychology Career Center | All Psychology Careers.com
Explore careers: psychologists, counselors, social work fields, therapists.
Licensure information re psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists.
Salary data.
Hot psychology topics and information about many psychology fields.
Research schools and programs for advanced degrees; caveat: students researching graduate programs should contact your faculty for advice. Note whether a website is providing a comprehensive list of schools/programs or is promoting schools/programs as paid advertisers.

Social Service.com
"...jobs in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, mental health, case management, employee assistance, volunteer management, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence, community development, mentoring, youth development, child welfare, developmental disabilities and all other areas of social services."

Social Work jobs online
List developed by George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis.
Extensive topical index and list of web sites for topics.

Social Work Job Bank.com
Job listings, career articles.

Social work careers on sociology degree programs.com
Career information and outlook on social work careers, including: Case Manager, Child Protective Services, Clinical Social Worker, Crisis Worker, Family Therapist, Hospice Worker, Medical Social Worker, Nursing Home Director, Play Therapist, Recreation Specialist, School Social Worker, Social Worker, Victim Advocate, Volunteer Coordinator.

Sociology-related careers on sociology degree programs.org
Education in sociology (undergraduate and/or beyond undergraduate, depending on the career field) can be used as a springboard to a diverse range of occupations including community organizer, counselor, demographer, gerontologist, public policy analyst, urban planner, and many more.
This site gives specific information about the outlook and preparation required for a variety of careers.

Students Helping Honduras.org
Student-founded organization.
Plans organized service trips for volunteers.
Chapters at many colleges and universities.

Virginia Amateur Sports.org Roanoke, Va.
Founder and organizer of Coventry Commonwealth Games of Virginia.
Internships in administration, development and marketing, operations, games and special events.

VISTA, part of AmeriCorps.gov
AmeriCorps administers VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America); part of the Corporation for National Service.

Women's Center at Virginia Tech
> work-study, internships, field placements, volunteering, service-learning

Current opportunities listed.

U.S. federal government resources

For federal government jobs and internships, see federal government employment.

Interested in a particular government agency?
Full list: A-Z index of U.S. government departments and agencies on USA.gov

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. Dept. of State
See Careers Representing America.
See Opportunities for student programs such as internships, fellowships, etc.

Virginia Tech departments, offices, organizations

Why this list is here:
Many academic departments and colleges provide career-related information, services and events; some post jobs/internships for students.
For a full list, see academic departments, by college, at Virginia Tech

Appalachian Studies Program at Virginia Tech
In Department of Religion and Culture, in College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Asian Area Studies Minor at Virginia Tech
In Department of Religion and Culture, in College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Education Abroad office at Virginia Tech
In Office of International Research, Education and Development

Human Development Department at Virginia Tech
In College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

International Studies Program at Virginia Tech
In College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Peace Corps office at Virginia Tech
In Office of International Research, Education and Development

Public & International Affairs, School of, at Virginia Tech

Religion and Culture Department (formerly Interdisciplinary Studies Department) at Virginia Tech
In College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Sociology Department at Virginia Tech
In College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Urban Affairs & Planning Department at Virginia Tech
In School of Public and International Affairs, in College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Other departments may have information or connections with organizations that relate to these career fields. For a full list, see academic departments, by college, at Virginia Tech

 

 

 

 

 

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